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Forum: Rantidote 17 December 2018, 11:42 PM
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Are you really going to try and make the case...

Are you really going to try and make the case that the Catholic Church has, up until relatively recent times (in historic terms) been opposed to war and the death penalty?
...
Forum: Rantidote 17 December 2018, 04:54 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 13,686
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The Holy Roman Emperors?

The Holy Roman Emperors?
Forum: Rantidote 17 December 2018, 04:42 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 13,686
Posted By ASL
Ponder That explains why war and the death penalty...

That explains why war and the death penalty became virtually unheard of in Europe after the 4th century CE.
Forum: Rantidote 17 December 2018, 03:29 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 13,686
Posted By ASL
Sure, and I suspect that will be a part of this...

Sure, and I suspect that will be a part of this priest’s remedial “training” on how to “better support” his congregation. Maybe not so much “don’t say that” as “be careful how you say that” and “make...
Forum: Rantidote 17 December 2018, 03:15 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 13,686
Posted By ASL
Exactly. The Church has softened it’s wording,...

Exactly. The Church has softened it’s wording, but the fundamental “truth” is that it still views suicide as an act of self-murder. It acknowledges issues like mental illness and emotional distress...
Forum: Rantidote 17 December 2018, 02:53 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 13,686
Posted By ASL
Icon105 I wish I could be confident that this priest, or...

I wish I could be confident that this priest, or his hierarchy in the church, even considered his message to be out of bounds. They might, for instance, think they’re being very compassionate by...
Forum: Rantidote 17 December 2018, 01:24 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 13,686
Posted By ASL
The Catholic Church considers suicide to be a...

The Catholic Church considers suicide to be a grave sin. If, as a Catholic, you’re shocked by that, then maybe you should re-examine your religious affiliations, preferably before a loved one takes...
Forum: Techno-Babble 17 December 2018, 01:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 606
Posted By ASL
Or there are, like, narcotics in the future. ...

Or there are, like, narcotics in the future.

I bike, but I don’t do it for anything like runner's high, I use it as a trade off between staying healthy and getting somewhere. I rarely bike to...
Forum: Techno-Babble 16 December 2018, 11:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 606
Posted By ASL
May I just say one thing? Johnny Rocket lives...

May I just say one thing? Johnny Rocket lives forever on the Moon!

There, I said it.
Forum: Social Studies 16 December 2018, 06:17 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,516
Posted By ASL
It’s an okay article, but the solution offered is...

It’s an okay article, but the solution offered is patently unworkable:

I’m sorry, no. That’s not how it works; a coat of paint won’t keep the house together. As any good Navy man will tell you, it...
Forum: SLC 15 December 2018, 05:32 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,957
Posted By ASL
Vanishing There is no “outside the wall” when the fourth...

There is no “outside the wall” when the fourth wall is broken. TL has effectively ended our reality with her commentary, and now we are the stage and the world is but an empty script to write upon.
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Forum: SLC 15 December 2018, 01:35 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,957
Posted By ASL
Sure, why not? Surely Oscar can imagine events...

Sure, why not? Surely Oscar can imagine events that he’s not a part of?

My point is that camera-POV—one way or the other—doesn’t necessarily translate into reality, even within the context of the...
Forum: SLC 13 December 2018, 11:59 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,957
Posted By ASL
You just broke the fourth wall.

You just broke the fourth wall.
Forum: SLC 13 December 2018, 11:09 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,957
Posted By ASL
No Look at it like this. In Mary Poppins, did they...

Look at it like this. In Mary Poppins, did they really enter Rupert's (or whatever Dick Van Dyke's street performer was called) drawing, or did they merely play at make believe, with the camera...
Forum: Fun House 13 December 2018, 07:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,355
Posted By ASL
"One small step" was a separate moment, taking...

"One small step" was a separate moment, taking place some time prior to planting the flag.
Forum: SLC 13 December 2018, 03:33 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,957
Posted By ASL
No Sounds like something someone with schizotypal...

Sounds like something someone with schizotypal personality disorder (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schizotypal_personality_disorder) would say.


Which also sounds like the sort of...
Forum: SLC 12 December 2018, 05:42 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,957
Posted By ASL
Bonsai Kitten What I meant was that suggesting Oscar, who lives...

What I meant was that suggesting Oscar, who lives in a trashcan, is somehow "not homeless" by comparison is a very middle class way to look at homelessness because it dehumanizes those who are...
Forum: SLC 12 December 2018, 03:46 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,957
Posted By ASL
Indeed. It's a very "middle class" portrayal of...

Indeed. It's a very "middle class" portrayal of homelessness.
Forum: Social Studies 12 December 2018, 01:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 438
Posted By ASL
Well, they're maybe obviously trying to be jokes,...

Well, they're maybe obviously trying to be jokes, but mostly just coming off as misogynistic and not particularly funny.


Whoa, what's wrong with being gay? See, you're the one being intolerant...
Forum: SLC 12 December 2018, 01:49 PM
Replies: 665
Views: 209,174
Posted By ASL
Is that why sanitarium sounds so much like...

Is that why sanitarium sounds so much like sanitary?


Sounds like you've got a first world problem to me. ;)
Forum: Social Studies 12 December 2018, 03:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 438
Posted By ASL
Soapbox Hey, lighten up ganzfeld. They said it was just a...

Hey, lighten up ganzfeld. They said it was just a joke, so that makes it okay. Like when I make a video that purports to show your dog giving the Hitler salute or when I use the n-word ironically.
Forum: Social Studies 11 December 2018, 04:13 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,516
Posted By ASL
You're fired.

You're fired.
Forum: Amusement Bark 10 December 2018, 06:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 388
Posted By ASL
I don't think he'll be too concerned, seeing as...

I don't think he'll be too concerned, seeing as he's turned to dust and all.
Forum: Social Studies 10 December 2018, 05:27 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,516
Posted By ASL
Military We wanted stuff, some people became specialized...

We wanted stuff, some people became specialized in things people wanted more, and suddenly we became a trading culture in which one could advance ones own ends without advancing those of the tribe as...
Forum: SLC 10 December 2018, 03:52 AM
Replies: 405
Views: 181,896
Posted By ASL
Witch Among the main characters in the 1986 cult...

Among the main characters in the 1986 cult classic Troll are Harry Potter Sr. and Harry Potter Jr. Does that make the Hary Potter series a sort of secret prequel? Are they in the same universe as...
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